GREAT DIVERSE DESIGNERS LIBRARY
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Diverse Designers of SAY IT LOUD Exhibitions 

In line with our mission to elevate the contributions of women and BIPOC designers, we launched the Great Diverse Designers Library. To date, our SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 35,000 visitors since January 2017. This library serves as a resource to the profession as well as a platform of elevation of Diverse Designers. Diverse is defined as Women (of any ethnicity) and Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). Designer is defined as Architects, Interiors, Landscape, Planners, Environmental, Engineers, Students and Artists. It is important that we celebrate all the ways these designers impact our profession and our built environment. 

This is a self submitting process, that allows these designers to share their story from their perspective and to curate their journey as they introduce themselves and their work to society and our global community. This platform serves to dismantle injustice embedded in our profession all while serving as inspiration to future generations. 

                                                                 “You can’t be what you can’t see.” 

      - Marian Wright Edelman,                                                                 

Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund                                                                 

  

As of the day this statement is being written there are approximately 2,373 licensed African American Architects in the United States of America. This is roughly 2% percent of the total population of licensed Architects in the US. This is a staggering statistic to understand considering that in today’s world diversity is supposed to be more than just a buzzword. It is a necessity in the culture of collaboration and a key to successful business in a globally connected society. Studies show that inclusion of people with different backgrounds and racial makeup benefits everyone. Diversity is beneficial for both minority and majority groups. The end result is generation of more unique and innovative ideas through creating a socially diverse group. Diversity spurs creativity and the resulting ideas reach a broader audience. The enrichment of the field of architecture by exposure to a diverse pool of contributors and ideas is the goal.

Please enjoy this database and if you would like to be featured, please click here to submit. 

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By Location

Please click on the featured designer to learn more about them.

Alphabetical order

Please click here for the featured designers organized in alphabetical order.

NORTH AMERICA                                                   
CANADA                                        
Samuel Oboh
Maia Roffey


MEXICO                                         
Fatima Garcia
Carlos A Murrieta
Aline Yoldi

PUERTO RICO                                
Luis Cruz-Martinez
Fransheska Revilla
Annya Ramirez-Jimenez
Yadiel J Rivera-Diaz

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA        
ALABAMA                                       
Renee Kemp-Rotan
Roodza Pierrelus


ARIZONA                                        
Kamini Chavda
Yukiko Corella
Fatima Garcia
Josh Greene
Maurita Harris
Bianca Jimenez
Damon K. Leverett
Luis Cruz-Martinez
Ashley Mullhall
Carlos A Murrieta
Gary Nelson
Carlos Barriga Ramírez
Jessica Edith Zamorano Rivera
Nasreen Al Tamimi
Keith A Tamura
Kiana Taie-Tehrani
Manrique Umana
Diana Vasquez

ARKANSAS                                       
Selwyn Q. Bachus II
Ernest Banks
Brandon Bibby
Angela F. Courtney
Colby Mitchell
Ron Bene Woods

CALIFORNIA                                   
Rachel Jordan Bascombe
Gabrielle Bullock
Malcolm Davis
Drake Dillard
Courtney Ferris
Joshua A. Foster

Thomas Fowler IV
June Grant
Kevin Holland
Rachel Jordan Bascombe

Meghana Rajesh Joshi
Alice Kimm
Silvia Kuhle
Roger Steven Lewis 
Yu-Ngok Lo
Natalie Soledad Ramirez 
Gregory Williams
Julia Weatherspoon

COLORADO                                   
Kaci Taylor

CONNECTICUT                              
Andrea Lobo Boyle
Dominique Moore
 

FLORIDA                                        
Everald Colas
Kherby Jean
Daphnee Arielle Stowers
Anson M. Stuart

GEORGIA                                       
Tariq Abdullah
Bangseh Akuchu
Jordache Avery
E. Ronald Bertrand
Monica Fenderson
Stephanie Harris 
Herman Howard 
Desmond Johnson
Marc Johnson
Amber Lawson
Ivenue Love-Stanley
Daniela Márquez
Vernelle A. A. Noel
Nmadili Okwumabua
Garfield Peart 
Jeffrey L. Robinson*
William Stanley III
Nekia Strong
Taylour M. Upton

Marcel Walker
Christian Waweru
Roderick J. Williams


ILLINOIS                                          
Anthony Akindele
ACTSO
Paul Bamson
Maya Bird-Murphy
Kenneth Edwin Casey*
Monica Chadha
Imani Dixon
Kimberly N. Dowdell  
Brian K. Ellison
Jeanne Gang
Emmanuel Garcia
Natalie Goodin
Dina Griffin
Bryan Hudson
Tiara Hughes
Philip C. Johnson
Geraldine Kelley
Jackie Koo
Juan Moreno
Oswaldo Ortega
Jason Pugh
Emily Ray 
Lesley Roth
Sharon Samuels
Dawveed Scully
Chris Annmarie Spencer
Calli Verkamp
RaMona Westbrook
Amanda Williams
Mustapha Williams

INDIANA                                         
Brooke Funkhouser
Damon F. Hewlin

IOWA                                              
Jia Lan Chow
Ruth Sarastia Kuswara

LOUISANA                                      
Bryan C. Lee Jr

MARYLAND                                    
Jemimah Asamoah
Churchill Banks, III
Leon Bridges
Charlston Britton Jr.
Sarah Brooks
Jiangjiang Cao
Katryna Carter
Diane Cho
Kathy Denise Dixon
Peter Doo
Ginikachi Eburuoh
Laurie Feinberg
Lisa Ferretto
Yewoinhareg Geberemariam
Jerome Christopher Gray
Samia Rab Kirchner
Kathleen Lechleiter
Salo Levinas
Kuo Pao Lian
Calvin B McCargo Jr.
Ronnie McGhee
Juwan McIntyre
Kenneth Michel
Megan Milawski
Elizabeth Nook
Veronica Owens
Laura Thul Penza
Geraldine Pontius

Beresford Pratt
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore
Melanie Ray
Nakita Reed
Kathleen Patricia Starghill Sherill
Cynthia Shonaiya
Brittany Sink
Renata Southard
Helen Ross Staley
Jillian Storms
Madhuri Subramaniam
Amber Wendland
Sarsfield Williams, Jr.

MASSACHUETTES                          
Zhanina Boyadzhieva
Juliet Chun
M David Lee
Nada Shuaib

MICHIGAN                                      
Tiffany Brown
Saundra Little
Laura Walker

MINNESOTA                                   
Kristine Anderson
Tammy Angaran
Abimbola Asojo
Alicia Belton
Trevor Bullen
Nina Ebbighausen
James Garrett Jr.
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni
Damaris Hollingsworth
Tu-Anh Bui Johnson
Karen Lu
Joy Martin
Audrey Jo (Jody) McGuire
Celina Nelson
Jennifer Newsom
Heather Novak-Peterson
Anna Pravinata
Mary Springer
Lyssa Washington

MISSISSIPPI                                     
Belinda Stewart
Shannon F. Gathings

MISSOURI                                       
Jeremiah Brown
Kelsey Jordan

MONTANA                                     
Allison Louise Bryan
Shannon Christensen
Laura Landon

NEBRASKA                                     
Jennifer Ankerson
Brad Brooks
Jeremiah Brown
Ashley Byars
Audrey Buckley
Tammy Eagle Bull
Olivia Epstein
Stacy Feit
Alexandria Frost
Michelle L Eble-Hankins
Morgan Davis
Greg Galbreath
Stephanie Jo Guy
Diane Honeyman
Sheila J. Ireland
Ambrose Jackson*
Jennifer Karls
Meganne Lamprecht
Megan Lutz
Anne Machian
Alexa Metcalf
Hilary Navratil
Phuong Nguyen
Kene Okigbo
Katie Ramsbottom
Heather Robbins
Morgan Ronspies
Isiah Rubio

Vanessa Schutte
Jean Vacha
Weishi Wang
Clarence W. Wigington*
Linda Williams
Olena Yarmolyuk
Golden J. Zenon, Jr.* 
Xin Zhao
Jennifer Zimmer

NEVADA                                         
Emanuele Arguelles
Deborah Bergin
Michele Brigida
Amy Finchem Conley
Ryan Edwards
Melvin Green
Monica Gresser
Alexia Hsin Chen
Anne Johnson
Kristin Metcalf
Ramya Palani
Jenifer Panars
Chandler Sanders 

NEW JERSEY                                  
Maya Madison
Atif Z. Qadir

Andrew Thompson

NEW MEXICO                                 
Tina Reames

NEW YORK                                     
Ellen Abraham
Tonja Adair
Temoor Ahmad
Abubakr Ali
Venesa Alicea
Amit Arya
Mark Barksdale
Michael Caton 
Danei Cesario
Katherine Chia
Yolande Daniels 
Daniel Elmore
Oswald Fombrun
Richard Franklin
Julia Ann Molloy Gallagher
Melbourne Garber
Mark Gardner
Robert St. C Gaskin
Ishita Gaur
Hana Getachew
Ibrahim Greenidge
Nicole Hollant-Denis
Tiana Howell
Arezoo Issapour
Zevilla Preston Jackson
Sudhir Jambhekar
Everardo Jefferson
Samantha Josaphat
Hana Kassem
Elizabeth Kennedy
Fauzia Khanani
Arielle Lapp
Rodney Leon
Navid Maqami*
Toshiko Mori
Buvana Murali 
Sara Ngan
Heather O'Neal
Terrance O'Neal
Mithila Poojari-Arndt 
Magali Regis
Gustavo Rodriguez
Kathianna Rousseau
Pascale Sablan
Fitgi Saint-Louis
Austin Sakong
Wendi Shafran
LeAnn Shelton
Arielle Siegel Lapp
Mitchell Silver
Sylvia Smith 
Lissa So
Emma Stephens
Karen Stonely
Sharon Egretta Sutton 
Lou Switzer
Jack Travis 
Taylour Upton
Abhay Wadhwa
Roberta Washington
Bolanle Williams-Olley
NORTH CAROLINA                         
Karen Kirks Alexander
Leroy Ali-Osman
Jennifer Amster
Jane J. Bamford
Julie Barghout
Georgia Bizios
Alaa Bou Ghanem
Briaunna Boyd
Christina Brown
Jasmyn Byrd
Felipe Lopera Cadavid
Teri Canada
Noah Carbulon
Sara Chafi
Kelvonto LaVale Cooper
Erin Paige Craven
Amanda Cronick
Rebecca Curry
Emily Dallmeyer
Malcolm Davis
Chelsea Davis
Rachel Dickey
Rosario Dominguez-Tapia
Makenzie Elam
Mohammad Fasahat
Carmina Ferreras
Zoë Fisher
Lindie Fredericks
Philip Freelon* 
Amanda Fuller
Seiya Furukawa
Harvey Gantt

Anna Gelich
Kelly Gordon
Jennifer Greig
Esperanza Harper
Edwin Harris
Shana Hetherington
Jason D. Hite
Vershae Hite
D.J. Holman
Zena Howard 
Alicia Hylton-Daniel
Dharshyani Jackson
Keerti Javali
Andre Johnson
Bronald Clay Johnson
Alexus Jones
Christina Kavanagh
Anusha Khansaheb
Brittany Eaker Kirkland
Jenelle Kuehne
Jessica Lambert
Hyeon Ji Lee
Qian Lin
Carlota M. Longo
Arturo Lujan
John M Gay
Shawna Mabie
Harold Mallette
Emmanuel Martin
Jeily Mata
Francisco Ceron Maza
Arik Miguel
Claire Miller
Khalid Jasir Mills
Kimberly M. Mobley
Forough Mofidi
Kevin G. Montgomery
Marques L Moore
Catherine Cervantes Morrison
Lamarco Morrison
Monique Nichols
Meredith Nortz
Oluwarotimi Osiberu
Arushi Patel
Sanjeev J. Patel
Marshall Purnell

Grace Polo-Wood
Noushin Radnia
Molly Ravenscraft
Alicia Ravetto

James R. Reddrick
Melanie Shields Reddrick
Shannon Robinson
Alejandra Casar Rodriguez
Daniel Rojas
Danielle Scaccia
Ron Sessoms
Ryan E. Smith
Vincent J. Spencer
Ashley Disher Spinks
Sarveswaran Ganapathy Sunambedu
Jennifer Truman
Sea Tong Veng
Kimberlie Michelle Wade
Sandra Wahba
Cheryl Walker

Kathryn Warren
Heather Washburn
Callie Michaela Watson
Royce Watson
Jessica L. Weiner
Lin Whipkey
Zakiya Lynn Wiggins
Darrel J. Williams
Samuel Connor Woods
Anna Wu

Sivilay Xayasaene
Urmica Yelavarthy
Joseph Yongue

Qiaojue Yu

OHIO                                              
Shalini Agrawal
Shariq Ali
Andre Ballard
W. Daniel Bickerstaff
Sara R. Boyer
Larissa Burlij
Jill Christoff
James D. Cowan Jr. 
Michele Crawford
Nicole Rose Davis
Amanda Dunfield
Ann M. Dunning 
Malaz Elgemiabby
Aubrey Flores
Kemet C.T. Floyd
Laurie Gunzelman
Adrienne Denise Hankton
David Hughes 
Sarah Klann
Wendy Klepcyk
Crystal Knapik
Melanie Lewis
Maya Madison
R. Kevin Madison
Robert P. Madison 
Sandra Madison
Yanitza Brongers Marrero
Lindsay Mitchell
Curtis J. Moody 
Jonathan Moody 
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy
Jennifer Rittler
Mary Rogero
Reuben Shaw II
Yuanshauai Si
Utako Tanebe
Taylour M. Upton
Jill Van Auken 
Jodi Van der Wiel
Terry M. White
James Whitley
R. Joyce Whitley*
Scott Whitley
William Whitley
Robyn Wolf
Mika Yamaguchi
Badr Ahmed Zabarah

PENNSYLVANIA                              
Victoria Acevedo
William J. Bates
Ernest E. Bellamy
Lakeisha Byrd
Erica Cochran Hameen
Robyn Engel
Kassandra Garza
Jared M. Green
Najeeb Hameen 
Safiya J.A. Hodari
Chase Kea
Michael Larche II
Sneha Mansukhani
Dario McPhee
Melanie Ngami
Letaj Tinker
Alicia Volcy
Riccardy Volcy
Ashleigh Walton
Gerrod Winston

SOUTH CAROLINA                         
Brayton Gregory
Alex Q. Jones

SOUTH DAKOTA                             
Allison Dvorak

TENNESSEE                                    
Valarie Franklin
Sophorn Kuoy Olsen
Joyce Selina Love 
Colby Mitchell
Juan R. Self
Lauren Tolbert
Jimmie Tucker
Mario Walker

TEXAS                                             

Maria Abarca

Amanda Adler
Elizabeth Alford
Amna Ansari
Marcella Attolini
Laura Juarez Baggett
Veronica Castro de Barrera
Ashlie Bird
Margine Biswas
Amelia Brackmann
Alisha Burkman
Amber Buscarello
Catherine Callaway
Nichole Carroway
Allison Chambers
Yanjing Chen
Dennis Antonio Chiessa
Carina Coel
Stacey Concienne
Ada Corral
Mary K. Crites
Sijie Dai
Gabriela Rodriguez Davila
Debra J. Dockery
Marcia Eddington
Mona Elamin
Kathleen Ann English
Tenna Florian
Rebekah R. Negrete Gandy
Holly Gavenonis
Anzilla Gilmore
Briar Glenn
Martha Gonzalez
Ingrid Gonzalez-Featherston
Mariah Green
Krystyn Haecker
Tess Haverstick
Ashley Heeren
Daimian Hines
Ashlee Horsley
Molly Hubbs
Elizabeth Hurd
LaQuita L. Jackson
Laura Kaupp Jensen
Camille Urban Jobe
Sarah Johnson
Bhawya Joshi
Donna J Kacmar
Dianne Kett
Haewon Kim-LaBroad
Juliet Serem Kiboma
Megan Kohler
Stephanie Lemmo
Sabrina Ortiz Luna
Joanne Ma
Cherie Matthew
Nicki Marrone
Charyl McAfee-Duncan
Ursula Emery McClure
Heather H. McKinney
Melvalean C McLemore-Catina
Dawn Chisholm Meinhardt
Daphne Floran Melendez
Melika Mirzakhani
Deepa Modadugu
Sandra Montalbo
Stacy Giuseppetti Moore
Melissa O'Neil
Michelle Old
Vanessa Ortega
Stephanie Pedigo
Sue Ann Pemberton
Amber Marie Bohlke Perry
Samantha Peters
Kerry Phillips
Jennifer Picquet-Reyes
Aarohi Pilankar
Sophia Razzaque
Shawnda Rixey
Christine Robbins-Elrod
Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas
Sarah Rolfvondenbaumen
Ann Rosenwinkel
Michelle Rossomando
Heather B Rowell
Aimee Sanborn
Siboney Diaz Sanchez
Astrid Lizette Santos
Samantha Whitney Schwarze
Jody L. Sergi
Sarah Simon
Destiny St.Cyre
Anne Elizabeth Stack
Mary J Stills
Laurel Stone
Adrianna Swindle
Florence Tang
Courtney Tarr
Denisse Tse
Christine B. Viña
Melissa Walker
Synthia YR Walton
Barbara Warren
Emily Winters
Rachel Wright
Maggie Wylie
Aline Yoldi
Vicki Yuan

VIRGINIA                                        
Erica Aronson
Maria Casarella
R. Corey Clayborne
Elgin Cleckley
Lori Garrett
Maria Gorodetskaya
Charyl McAfee-Duncan
Katie MacDonald
Donna Phaneuf
Burt Pinnock
Kathryn Bradford Tyler Prigmore 
Zachary James Naadir Robinson
Caroline Shannon
Ian Vaughan
Zakiya Lynn Wiggins
Angela Yu

WASHINGTON                       
Sonia-Lynn Abenojar
David M. Harmon
Sergio Legon-Talamoni

WASHINGTON D.C.                        
Sarah Brooks
Peter D. Cook
Toriano L. Davis
Jimmie Drummond
Curry Hackett
Michael Marshall
Paola Moya
Julian Thomas Owens
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore
Yiselle Santos 
Ileana Schinder
Nishu Sinha
Kevin Sneed
Portia A Strahan
Saakshi Terway
Larry Ray Travis Jr.
Katherine Vernot-Jonas
Katherine Williams
Gozde Yildirim


WISCONSIN                                    
Chris T. Corelius
Nolman Davis Jr.

WYOMING                                      
Jessica Dykhouse
Karen Kelly

SOUTH AMERICA                                                        
BRAZIL                                             
Alex Morales

AFRICA                                                        
NIGERIA                                           
Bolanle Williams-Olley
Hauwa Zahra Mahmoud
 
RWANDA                                         
Joshua Greene
Angela Uruhimbi Shyaka

SOUTH AFRICA                                
Hiten Bawa
Wandile Mthiyane

SUDAN                                             
Nada Shuaib

TANZANIA                                        
Violet Boniface Mafuwe


ASIA                                                                                  
INDIA                                                
Sudhir Jambhekar

INDONESIA                                       
Ruth Sarastia Kuswara

IRAN                                                  
Kiana Taie-Tehrani

JAPAN                                               
Toshiko Mori

MALAYSIA                                         
Jia Lan Chow

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES                  
Kamini Chavda
Damon F. Hewlin



CARIBBEAN ISLANDS                                                         
HAITI                                                  
Roodeza Pierrelus
Hervé Sabin 

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO                       
Stein Carrington 
Jo-Ann D M Murrell 



EUROPE.                                                                             
DENMARK                                         
Kathryn Larsen
 
FRANCE                                             
David M. Harmon
Aline Yoldi

NORWAY                                           
Oda Olafsrud

SCOTLAND                                        
Temoor Ahmad

TURKEY                                             
Gozde Yildirim

 
UNITED KINGDOM                           
Seyi Adelekun
David Adjaye
David Adjei
Temoor Ahmad
Zoë Berman
Lara Cameron-Cole
Charlene Campbell
Tara Gbolade
Abadir Hashi
Toto Hu
Caleb Kung
Vasiliki Kyriopoulou
Jolanta Lidwin
Lorenzo Maggio
Shantell Martin
Arita Morris
Banu Oksuz
Elsie Owusu
Dani Reed
Chun-Li Reid
Neba Sere
Eva Sopeoglou
Helen Taylor